Monday, September 01, 2008


Lion Brand Sock Ease--Cotton Candy--purchased at Hobby Lobby

These are very small socks--the "obvious" difference in size is about 3/8"--for the two smallest DGDs. I am planning to use the remainder for a pair for the older DGD, but I have ordered some green yarn for toes and heels, since I may be short on the Lion Brand Sockease. I spent a long time on these because I knit them twice. I had made them too small the first time. I hope these are fine.

Yarn review--The yarn was much less stringlike than the old Magic Stripes. The socks do not feel as thick and heavy. It was fairly easy on the hands to knit with, not surprising since it contains some aloe. The drawback was the matching. I am not fond of fraternal twins when it comes to self-striping yarn, but this was difficult to match. If you notice, I got the stripes matched on the pair on the right, but the bottom of the heel doesn't. The toe tip is little off as well. I don't think this would be a problem on adult socks because the stripes are so short that they would just be single lines of almost random color, rather than the definite multi-row stripes you get on these tiny ones. Will I buy the yarn again? I really want a pair of the orangey red colorway that the Yarn Harlot knitted, but I have a lot of sock yarn for myself. I liked the look of the yellow for the children. Otherwise, the color selection is not my cup of tea. I do think the socks will be comfortable and cozy from the way they washed up.

School has gone amazingly well. My dual-credit books did not get here on time, but I had alternate plans on tap. (One of the benefits of being an OLD teacher is that you have alternate plans for practically everything!) The computer system that was going to be new but then did not get installed before school from the software outfit got hooked up. The entire school is not on it yet. We can all take attendance, but the gradebook has not been explained to everyone. I was lucky, however, and was in sort of a pilot group so I have mine up and running. Because our senior class this year is small, I have an unusually small class load, and they seem to be really nice students. We'll see what the second week brings.

OTN--a pair of Maizy socks for myself.


Carrie said...

I think they look cute! Their feet move to fast to worry about matching patterns anyway.

FibroKnits said...

So cute!

drlaura said...

hoping to see pics of your Maizy socks?
i'm drlaura "sockguru" for crystal palace yarns and we love to see and share photos - email me at with pics, and give me permission to link to you....